Carved Coconut Box
Globe-shaped coconut box with slightly domed circular lid with a turned ebony knop on a bulbous round body raised on a turned ebony shaft and domed coconut base. The lid, body and base are densly carved with animal figures in round or lunette shaped reserves, enclosed by varriously patterned borders including: flowerheads, gadrooning, and flutting.
Incised on the lid and base sides are carved animals identified: ""Hare on lid"", ""Lion, Tiger, Bull, Elephant, Buffalo, Pig, porcupine, Polecat, Hedgehog, Wild Rat and Dog"".
- Associated Building
- Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
- Object type
Maine (United States)
- Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
- 9 1/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
- Related Items
Title Box Lid Accession number 1991.1493A Notes 1991.1493 A LID Relationship Part of set
Notes Part of set Relationship 1000126025
Notes Part of set Relationship 1000126027